What's New

▻ I've created an app status page where you can see what kind of features are in the planning and what I'm currently working on
▻ Fixed a little mistake where H was B with german note names in the key of C#
▻ Performance and content optimization

▻ In addition to that it fixes a small bug from yesterdays update

Have fun composing and practicing!

App Description

Don't panic! You don't need to know any music theory, this app will help you to come up with great chords for your songs, practice music and master your instrument!


FOR SONGWRITERS & PRODUCERS:

Stuck for new ideas? You're not sure which chords will sound good together? This app will help you!

▻ Chords of a key are highlighted, they will sound great together, just combine them.
▻ Export your work as MIDI file and use it in Ableton, Garage Band or any other DAW.
▻ Learn how chords can be played on the piano!
▻ Thirds? Fifths? Mixolydian??? Don't panic! You don't need to know or learn any music theory, just play around with the app and you'll find out what will sound good together!


AS PRACTICE TOOL:

Get familiar with the circle of fifths, practice progressions, scales and master your instrument.

▻ Compose and practice chord progressions and visualize them in the circle of 5ths.
▻ Practice scales in different keys and clefs.
▻ Playback scales and train your ear.
▻ You have an expandable keyboard which can be activated to display chords and scales.


FOR PROS AND TEACHERS:

▻ Display and playback 4-note chords and practice scales from ionian to melodic minor.
▻ Use the app to teach your students the circle of 5ths and let them practice chord progressions and scales.


SHARE YOUR WORK:

We would love to see what you've created with the help of the Ultimate Circle Of Fifths app!
Share a photo, video or recording with the hashtag:

#ultimatecircleoffifths


ALL FEATURES:

▻ Progression Mode

Compose progressions, playback them and see the chord relations within the circle of fifths. You can put together 4-8 bars and repeat them. In this way you can compose two parts (like verse and chorus) and hear how they would sound like together!

Export progressions as MIDI file.

You can tap in the playback tempo or adjust in manually (40 - 240 bpm). Playback progressions with or without click and/or piano. Practice progressions along with the circle of fifths. Your progressions will be visualized in the circle. There are some predefined common progressions or you can compose your own. You can pick chords from the current key for your progressions and adjust the mode to ionian, aeolian, dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, locrian or even harmonic and melodic minor.
You can add additional tones within key to each chord.
You can display either the chords, roman numerals or both.
Once you've composed a progression you can quickly change the key for the whole progression.

You have three available playback sounds:

- Grand Piano
- E-Piano
- Synth Pad


▻ Scale Mode

Practice scales in different keys and modes. Available modes:

- Ionian (major)
- Aeolian (minor)

- Dorian
- Phrygian
- Lydian
- Mixolydian
- Locrian
- Harmonic minor
- Melodic minor

Practice scales in different clefs. Available clefs:

- G clef
- F clef
- C clef


▻ Settings

Display minor chords in small letters
Display german note names (B will be H)
Display 4-note-chords
Playback chords on tap


▻ Infos

- chord symbols and chord structures are explained
- chords are displayed on the keyboard
- some Wikipedia articles are linked

Please have a look at the apps privacy policy before you download it.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 17, 2017 Initial release
  • December 18, 2017 New version 1.0.1
  • June 28, 2018 New version 1.1.5
  • June 28, 2018 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99

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